Greenes Falls

Maiala picnic area
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The Greenes Falls walking track passes over rainforest pools and ends at a lookout above Greenes Falls. The Greenes Falls walking track is an extra 2.2 km (return) walk branching off the Rainforest circuit. Be prepared for an uphill walk on the return trip. Parking is available at Maiala car park.

No Dogs Permitted

Getting there

At the lower end of the bottom carpark of the Maiala picnic ground. The Maiala Picnic Ground is on Mt Glorious Rd near the intersection with Browns Rd and is well signposted. The Picnic Ground has modern and clean toilets at the top of the picnic area (but are not well stocked !!). 

Route/Trail notes

With a boardwalk this track is very easy.



Easy walk with the toddler. Spotted a Wallabie

Mel on 5 May, 2019

Lovely dense forest trail to the falls, a wonderful rain hike if you can deal with endless leeches when it's wet.

Angus Small on 17 Mar, 2019

Hot Summers day in Brisbane, but it was nice and cool up in the rainforest! Cute resident chickens wandering the picnic area too.

Karla on 28 Jan, 2019

all in all pretty easy walk. only took about 40 minutes each way but we deviated on the way back and did the rainforest circuit. saw lots of pademelons and heard an owl. not much water as no rain but was a nice walk. 2 adults and a 13 year old

The Johnstons on 20 Jan, 2019

Fantastic walk. Well worth it. Did it with my 5yo son in 2.5hrs.

Josh on 31 Dec, 2018

Brilliant walk, was really wet when we did it and had leaches galore all over our legs and shoes.
Was an easy walk got the heart going on the incline on the way back, at least we got to see the falls flowing.

Stuart Crichton on 18 Dec, 2018

Amazing and easy walk through the forest! Pretty much all shaded. Spotted few bird, paddy mellon and a tiny bush rat.

Ella on 22 Sep, 2018

Walked it lots of times. great escape from summer heat, as temperature there is 5-7 degrees cooler.

Tatters on 20 May, 2018

Very busy walk on a Sunday. Was not expecting to see much wildlife due to the noise from other walkers but was amazed to encounter a python sunning herself on a log.

Easy walk really, with a bit of uphill walking on the way back. We diverted back via Rainforest Circuit for a few extra things to see. Was quite lovely.

eiscaer on 13 May, 2018

A nice little well maintained track that leads to the top of a small waterfall. Spotted some wildlife on the way such as a Pademelon and a small mouselike marsupial. Perfect walk for my pregnant wife and two year old daughter.

Andy Seward on 5 May, 2018

Car park overflowing with cars as Public Holiday. Recent rain left the track very boggy and was slippery in some places but was still enjoyed by all in the group. 5yr old son did walk easily. Falls flowing at end of walk.

RoosterDan on 2 Apr, 2018

Arrival: 10am on Sunday (Public Holiday), Carpark around 50% full. Weather: Cloudy morning but local rain past 3 days.
Track: Begins on the 'Rainforest Circuit Track'. From the Car park, maybe 100m from the car park, keep left at the first fork (clockwise direction). After 700m cross the service road to start the 'Greenes Falls Return'. A mix of natural bush track, boardwalk, stone/timber steps. Due to the recent rainfall there were some areas where the track was quite muddy. Hiking Poles were quite useful in these areas. Plenty of Tall Tree Specimens and Funghi to entice young ones and city-bound wanderers. Upon completion of the Greene Falls Return, the 1.2km leg of the Rain Forest Circuit is a steeper, but worth the effort. Relatively accessible to younger ones (>7yo).
Photography: Aperture Priority worked well under canopy. ISO 1000 & F1.8 worked well on the day.
Equipment: On a dry day, runners should be fine. Unfortunately, being damp/muddy - Hiking Boots/Shoes were clearly outperforming runners (or the numerous thongs seen on the track!!). This was a moderately used track, but many wanderers appeared to be carrying nothing more than car keys and wallet.

Social@K2MountainGear.Com on 1 Apr, 2018

Lovely walk - we saw a pademelon with her joey! Lots of (easy) steps on the way back up, but well worth it.

Georgina B on 13 Jan, 2018

Beautiful walk, nice and cool on a hot Summers day.

Sipan on 7 Jan, 2018

We have done this walk many times with our baby daughter in the carrier. It's a lovely place to escape the heat of Brisbane (always a few degrees cooler up there!) during summer.

Lydia B on 2018

Nice little walk

Sally on Dec, 2017

Easy walk
Except a small bushbash to get to the deeper pools

Brandon on 11 Nov, 2017

Such a good walk. We've been here in the past when it's been quite muddy but nice and dry today. Never the less some water was still going over the Falls, not that you see too much of them. We started the walk quite late at about 4.30pm and we're back in an hour.

Ian and Sue on 12 Aug, 2017

good family walk.

gizmobazz on 15 Jul, 2017

Nice little walk with the kids.

Richard Mason on 26 Mar, 2017


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